Artistic Philosophy

Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.

My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A tribute to Sue Wilson

Hi everyone and welcome,
Firsly may I say a big thank you to the lovely followers who signed up when my blog went live, it really made my day.  I hope you will stick with me and see where this journey takes us.  

Well here it is my very first tribute to a very talented lady  Sue Wilson.   Crafter extraordinaire and designer for Spellbinders, Sue created a card she called Parisian in Teal.  I instantly fell in love with this card so I had to CASE it and here is my version of what I think you will agree, was already a perfect card.  I hope you like my take on it.
My recipe - Base Card Ivory Linen 280g,  The Paper Company DBP,  Spellbinder Parisian Motifs and Accents,  Vinage Ribbon ,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads Antique Linen & Black Soot.  Crochet lace flower, Wound Roses and Decorative Pins (all handmade made by me)

I am sorry that I didn't get this post up earlier but boy is this blogging lark new to me!!  I lost complete use of it by trying to get  my new email address attached to it and ended up with my laptop telling me to 'get lost'.  Well, after my initial panic and a much needed sugar rush I sat down, started from the beginning and here we are.  I really must eat more often as I alway seem to get flustered when I need  food or a sugar rush (of course being me, it was the latter.. but, it was a low cal sugar rush so not so bad aye..lol!!)
Sorry it's such a short post today, but I need a little more practice with the set up tools so I can improve each day and hopefully, then produce something worthy of being called a blog.  Wish me luck.
Hope to see you again soon.  Linda x

22 comments:

  1. A stunning card Linda, very elegant
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  2. Lovely card Linda. Not used decorative pins on my cards but really do think they add a finishing touch. Hope some of yours may come my way one day lol.

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  3. Beautiful blog Linda and loving your card, it has all been worth the angst - blogging does get easier :) xx

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  4. Welcome to blogland! Your blog already looks better than mine!! A stunning card - every detail is simply gorgeous.

    Hugs, Dawn

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  5. Hi Linda,
    I lived in Torfaen, for many years. But I now live in Kent. My father and sister still live there. Just love your tribute to Sue. Hope you have great response to your blog. I found it through Maria's blog. Hope you have a very crafty Easter weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. Hi Linda,
    Beautiful card. I think 'Creative Harmony' is a wonderful name for a blog.
    Chris x

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  7. Hi Linda
    Sue must be chuffed that you have dedicated your first card to her. She is such an inspiration. Lovely card, like the way you have threaded the ribbon through the border. Anne x

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  8. Good morning Linda, came upon your blog via Sue Wilson's when reading one of your comments on there. I agree, Sue is such an inspiration and has some wonderful creative followers like you. Your card is so lovely, you are so clever, and clever getting your blog up and running, I wouldn't know where to start! Congratulations, Keep it up and good luck. Take care Alison :)

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  9. Hi Linda
    This is a beautiful and elegant card-well done!
    Eileen x

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  10. HI LINDA
    I TO CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG THIS MORNING, AS I'M A HUGE FAN OF THE GREAT SUE WILSON, AND LOOKING AT YOUR CARD TODAY ON YOUR BLOG YOU ARE ONE TALENTED LADY SO I JOINED YOUR BLOG AS I LOVE GETTING INSPIRATION AND IDEAS FROM OTHER CRAFTERS, SUE WILL BE UTTERLY THRILLED THAT YOU HAVE DEDICATED THIS CARD TO HER! I'M SURE YOUR BLOG WILL GO ON TO LAST FOR A VERY LONG TIME GOOD LUCK.
    KIND REGARDS FROM SAM

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  11. Congratulations, Linda...for taking that first big step! Your blog looks wonderful, I can't wait to see what beautiful inspiration awaits us! I've tried to contact you before, to thank you for all of the heartfelt comments that you've left on my blog...so now I can return the same! Your card is gorgeous as well, so elegant and classy!

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  12. Oh this is beautiful Linda! Your take looks absolutely amazing!!! Gorgeous papers and such a pretty bow with that beautiful pin. Love how you did the embossing then added the rhinestones!!! Woo Hoo Way to go!!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  13. Lovely card. Love the colour scheme and the backing paper. especially like the way you have threaded the ribbons through the Parisian Accents Border.

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  14. Hi Linda

    Welcome to blogland where I am sure you will make lots of new friends.

    I love Sue Wilson's cards - I'm just too scared to have a go at making one. I have to say this looks just stunning, it really does - I love it.

    I am now following you and look forward to seeing your more of your lovely creations.

    Take care

    Hazel x

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  15. Hello Linda,
    Absolute stunning card to start your blog off with, I dread to think what my first one looked like lol...let's not go there :o)
    Have a fab weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

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  16. Just found your blog this morning (via Sue Wilson's). Your card is stunning and am sure that Sue will be delighted you have dedicated it to her. Looking forward to following your blog.

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  17. Hi Linda,
    Judging by Sue's response to the cards that are emailed in to C+C, I know that she will love this one - it's great!

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  18. Oh, this card is simply gorgeous! Love the colors and the whole design of it! And these blings are awesome! Good luck woth your blog - it's already awesome.
    Hugs
    - Maria

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  19. Hi, just found your blog via both Sue Wilson and Sam Poole...beautiful card and good luck with your blog, it looks great...I have been a Sue Wilson follower since I first saw her on C&C over a year ago, and that is when I bought my Grand Calibur and have never looked back! I've been blogging for about 6 months now myself and a lot of my cards are Sue inspired...feel free to take a look: http://8thWonderArt.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Linda

    Sue Wilson is my inspiration, so I just love this card!

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  21. Hi Linda. I too found your blog thru Sue Wilson's. Your card is beautiful and I look forward to more truly awe inspiring projects from you.

    Hugz Kaydi

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  22. What a beautiful creation !!! Love the wonderful dies, beautiful sentiment & sweet little bow.
    Hugs, Janie

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